7 Bikes From Peaty's Steel City DH 2018

May 5, 2018
by Tristan Tinn  
Chay Granbys Cotic Flare Max
Chay Granbys Cotic Flare Max

Emma Flockton s HB160 laced with purple
Emma Flockton's HB160 laced with purple

Mark Chambers Intense Tracer 650b
Mark Chambers Intense Tracer 650b

Ratboy s Santa Cruz Hightower LT - in Brown Trout paint job
Ratboy's Santa Cruz Hightower LT - in 'Brown Trout' paint job.

Abigale Lawton s tricked out Enduro
Abigale Lawton's tricked out Enduro

More custom bolts and matching rotors to boot
Bolts tied in nicely with the paint job

Ben Hemingways pimped out Nickel - might not be the most most modern bike on the hill but it sure got the 13 year old down with style
Ben Hemingways pimped out Nickel - might not be the most most modern bike on the hill but it sure got the 13 year old down with style!

Martha Gill s Marin Wolf Ridge 29er
Martha Gill's Marin Wolf Ridge 29er


Mentions: @steelcitydh // @tris400d



100 Comments

  • + 130
 Did you volountarily sorted them by ascending order of uglyness?
  • + 31
 Exactly what I was thinking that Marin is fugly
  • + 37
 Move aside Ellsworth. Marin is stealing your shtick.
  • + 15
 @allballz:

"It's now how you stand by your car, it's how you race your car"

But yeah, that Marin is filthy.
  • + 7
 It’s more like a bell curve. But yeah, @allballz do you even own a bike?
  • + 12
 @allballz: MBUK said it was shit due to slightly outdated geometry and massive pedal kickback.
  • - 5
flag makripper (May 6, 2018 at 0:15) (Below Threshold)
 @dirtmiester: sucks ur polygon keeps testing with the design. I guarantee the bike is why she crashed so bad in finals.
  • + 4
 @taquitos: i guess sooner or later we will have an article on the ugliest bike in the planet
  • + 0
 @kilazilla: cdale raven
  • + 4
 @allballz: Its 2018 l expect both. Its ridiculous not too by now.
  • + 2
 @allballz: I completely agree with you but if you read around the Marin isnt amazing anyway. Compare it to a hightower LT its less pretty and less functional than the hightower.
  • + 1
 @Eviljaxx123: but it wins races.
  • - 1
 @taquitos: Thats going a little too far.
  • + 7
 That wolf ridge just gave me exploding diarrhea.
  • + 2
 Yeah but why would I want that when I can buy a tracer hats function and form @allballz:
  • + 3
 not quite, the cotic looks like a piece of scaffolding
  • + 4
 @fecalmaster: I would have expected you to have more mastery of you feces
  • + 1
 @jaycubzz: no, that's a robot bike, which is scaffolding...
  • + 2
 "Brown Trout"
Now that's an interesting scheme.
  • + 0
 I agree, apart from the Cotic looks like it has been made from a field gate. The Intense Tracer is definitely the best looking bike there.
  • + 1
 @kitchin: its not ugly its just abstract
  • + 1
 That brown trout bike looks like crap... Wink
  • + 29
 I gotta be honest, if I'm out in the woods, riding my bike, enjoying nature.... and then some dipshit comes whizzing down with a speaker blaring,I'm following said dipshit and beating the snot out of him. We sell these in my shop, and I hate them. Pump tracks, urban parks, other things like that I get. But in the woods, he'll no! It's like putting a stereo in a Harley, WTF is point other than to be obnoxious?!
  • + 4
 What about disturbing animals?
  • + 23
 Violence begets more violence. Too much of that already. Take a deep breath, let it pass.
  • - 8
flag mallowpufft (May 6, 2018 at 7:17) (Below Threshold)
 I'd rather hear some decent music than listen to the grating sound of some I9's with their stupid loud hubs rackaclacking up the woods like a Harley rider with loud pipes.
  • + 28
 Sounds like someone is jelly they don't have industry nine @mallowpufft:
  • + 19
 @RedRedRe: If an animal is still on the trail by the time your smelly, heavy breathing self has arrived on your tire rumbling, freehub screaming bike, it either deserves to be crushed or it's a bear waiting to deliver the smack down on you. Either way a speaker won't change the situation, except you might get mauled to death with dubstep playing in the background
  • + 14
 I was just introduced to this on my local trails the other day. 3 douchebags blasting dubstep as they drop in - and they weren't even fast.
  • - 38
flag JohanG (May 6, 2018 at 10:39) (Below Threshold)
 @PinkyScar: Easy for a Canadian to say with America's military protecting you.
  • + 4
 Scares the bears away....
  • + 10
 @JohanG: That was such a retarded ass statement. The U.S military protects only ONE thing. Profits for Lockheed, Boeing, Exxon, etc. Turn that brainwash box off and go ride your bike.
  • + 2
 @Fix-the-Spade: I sometimes have to shout at the deer on night rides as they don't seem to react fast enough? I guess they just see bright lights and have no idea what's coming. I hate clicking hubs though. Dubstep might be the soloution, or perhaps I could just play some recording of a loud clicky freehub?
  • + 3
 If you are hanging out at the bottom of a descent and waiting for your friends it is incredible how much noise bikes make when they make their way down hills. But no matter how loud it is a loud hub makes a big difference and for me I'd rather make a deafening buzz all day then surprise a bike
  • + 0
 I would rather listen to someone's tunes coming down the trail than a ding ding ding christmas bell.
  • + 17
 Rat looks like he's going bikepacking
  • + 9
 What is “tricked out” about that speciaized? A boom box? Chinese rotors sold by several companies?
  • + 4
 Those coloured Uberbike rotors look completely unnecessary, but, damn I want some ,! Also that Marin is ugly ! That said with Martha Gill on it, could take the win
  • + 1
 Those chinese rotors are sold by many brands... reverse and superstar the first i can think of. Superstar sells them for quite less money.
  • + 6
 More of this please! How about another seven later on today?
  • + 5
 Why is there a speaker mounted on specialized enduros stem?
  • + 5
 the Cotic is a rocket, not a flare max.
  • + 3
 Was gonna say that but you got there first! Or is it a FlareMax running standard not plus 650b tyres??
  • + 3
 @ollypack: Its a Rocket for sure. Its got the 27.5 Helm on it.
  • + 4
 The Marin's seattube angle is literally slacker than the headtube angle.
  • + 3
 If ever there was a race that Chay Granby was destined to win on that steel Cotic, it’s this one.
  • + 4
 Not a single dh bike tho.
  • + 0
 Plenty people riding them though, two of our team mates riding YT Tuesdays ????
  • + 1
 Too ess. Not tuesdays @deeofscrewlooseracing:
  • + 4
 That hope
SPLOOSH
also, what speaker is that on the specialized?
  • + 8
 it's speakerlized
  • + 1
 Honest curiosity -- does the chain not fall off that Enduro with derailleur that slack? Anyone else running their chain that long that can chime in?
  • + 1
 Why should it? The bike is in the heaviest gearing without any weight on it. The chain should be long enough to be able to bottom out in the lightest gearing (you know, on those very rough climbs). Agreed, not a common scenario but this is how long a chain should be. And the cage spring should be strong enough to keep the chain in place through this full range (until the lower chain meets the guide pulley, as we see here). So yeah, this should be just good enough.

I don't have that bike, but back when I was riding with two rings in front, I also used the shortest cage rear mech and made sure that the chain was long enough so that if I'd shift big-big there'd be no damage. Obviously it would be too slack when I'd accidentally shift small-small but there would be no damage so no big deal. I'd rather run it like that than get a rear mech with a longer chain.
  • + 1
 @vinay: true idk how much chain growth that Enduro has. And it has a top guide. Bummer how a RD's spring tension is weakest when you're in the go-fast gears and most likely to be bombing through chain-throwing chunder.
  • + 1
 @WoodenCrow: Not sure. Indeed the heavier gear (on a 1x type drivetrain), the more the spring is deformed and the harder it pulls back. But it is actually when the cage is vertical where the chain has most leverage. Especially with these huge cages required for wide-ratio cassettes, I'd say this is not to be neglected.
  • + 3
 I want a Cotic. Can't find them in the states though Frown
  • + 3
 There’s a few over there. Order direct at www.cotic.co.uk
  • + 2
 Thought this was a DH race.

What Michelin tyre is on the front of the Intense?
  • + 3
 New Wild Enduro Front.
  • + 1
 That Marin looks so weird! I’d like to hear a long term review on how it performs and if it really is the best platform out there
  • + 3
 It was a crime not to put clear protective tape on those Hope cranks.
  • + 3
 It’s the design language of the cranks themselves, not shoe rub. The cranks are polished on the convex bulge where you would experience rubbing instead of anodized. Not sure why they did this because it makes a brand new crank look worn from day one.
  • + 2
 @Trudeez: That's a weird thing to do, because this wise man once said "It makes a brand new crank look worn from day one."

Thanks for the info.
  • + 2
 What kind of rotor is that?
  • + 3
 Not one dh bike..lol
  • + 0
 Not a lot of water bottles on those bikes, and the ones that had em looked the worst, but then again I think the marin looks good so what do I know?
  • + 0
 Everyone complains about Intense, but they make the nicest bike. This is why we can't have nice things.
  • + 15
 Err..what?
  • + 5
 Who’s complaining? Not this Tracer owner.
  • + 4
 We can't have nice things because intense makes the nicest bike? Well I have two soooo
  • + 0
 Wait what's that now?
  • + 1
 I thought rat boy wasn’t sponsored by fox anymore?
  • + 1
 Fox Head Inc (clothing) and Fox Racing Shox (suspension) are separate companies. I think he's supported by one, but not the other.
  • + 1
 Steel city, something seems out of place ?
  • + 7
 Cotic is first bike shown.
  • + 1
 Is the crown on the Helm on that Cotic bent?
  • + 1
 most bikes are ugly, lookin like generic molds these days.
  • + 1
 Why no results ???
  • + 1
 This was published before the race. There’s a link to the results on the “photo epic” page.
  • + 0
 Thats a flashy enduro. nice
  • + 0
 Isn't that UBER bike just a rebranded Specialized?
  • + 0
 That Marin is Fubugly
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